We interview Brad, Zupp, who is a memory improvement expert. He is also a memory athlete and participates in competitions around the world. Brad told us he was born in 1968 but we let him do our podcast anyway. LOL.
He became interested in memory improvement when his uncle passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Memory competitions include memorizing a shuffled deck of cards. The “athlete” has to memorize what order they’re in. When the timer goes off, he or she is given an unshuffled deck and has to put the cards back like the memorized deck.
He helps Baby Boomers, seniors and kids improve their memory.
3 Top Memory Improvement Tips
- Try to remember something.
- Exercise your mind by learning something new. Then, test yourself.
- Review to remember (what did you do today?)– A good time is when you’re brushing your teeth.
Other tips to remember better
- We all have things we’re better at. A person may be able to quote dialogue from a movie and are hopeless at remembering names.
- Work on what you’re not good at.
- Practice listening and remember what your loved ones say. It will help cement your relationships and touch their hearts.
To help you listen and remember:
- Get the information
- Make a note of changes in attitude.
- Saving and recalling – organize your mind.
Take the time to enjoy and immerse yourself in the task you are doing. For example: Focus on Facebook for 5 minutes and then switch and focus on the next task, etc.” If you do one thing at a time fully, your memory will improve.
There is a difference between multi-tasking and changing focus. It’s easier to switch back and forth when you’re younger. Scientists have found it takes 20 minutes to get fully into a task when you switch around.
There’s a difference between an exercise to keep the brain active and on that will improve memory. For instance, if you want to improve memory it’s better to learn a new language than do a crossword puzzle.
When you experience something new like travel, write down your experiences. You may find you can then write a book about it.
Share experiences and have conversations with others to improve memory.
More about Brad Zupp
Brad is passionate about helping people with memory improvement.
He has a book for kids called “Unlock Your Amazing Memory” (for grades 5-8 – but adults love it too.)
Please visit his website at www.bradzupp.com
Just a side note:
Brad joined the circus and went to clown college at the Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus. He traveled with the circus for 2 years. He can juggle, throw pies, walk on stilts and put on clown makeup.
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